We are now open to visitors. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we will be observing UK Govt Recommendations on social distancing to protect our visitors as much as possible. Therefore visits are best arranged by calling Laurence on 07961 350053, email, or use our website contact page to arrange a convenient day/time for either individual or family group visits. Passing visitors are welcome although access into the nursery will be limited in number – we do have car parking space to operate a vehicle waiting system should this be required. Please call for any further details or additional help.

Thank you again for the fantastic support from all our friends and customers during these very strange times and we trust you are all keeping safe and well.

Plant List Update – June 2020

New In !! Orders by post or collection

Spectacular, high quality Paphs, incl. superb variety of vinicolours – Phrags, Minicatts and more  – Call Laurence on 07961 350053 for colours/photos; or send email to – Please include a contact number.

Also see our full stock on the plant list page

Paph. St Swithin – in bud incl spectacular lighter tan colour 4.5” pot £60.00

Paph. Pinocchio aureum –  beautiful, yellow, 4.5” pot £25.00

Paph. Esquirolei – 4.5” pot £35.00

Paph. philippinense x gardneri – 4.5” pot £50.00

Paph vinicolours – in bud/flower 4.4” pot £25.00 -£35.00

including: Gloriosum x Pulsar, Classic Pinot, Grand Sangiovese, Perfect Pinotage and Dolcetto Ruby

Paph. Venustum – in bud 4.5” pot £25.00

Paph. Charles Sladden – in bud 4.5” pot

Phrag Lovely Lynne (Fritz Schomburg x Peruflora’s Cirila Alca) striking deep pinkish/red,

4.5” pot £45.00

Phrag. FritzSchomburg (Kovachii x besseae)– 4.5” pot £35.00

C. Chailin Red cat ‘Magenta Doll’ – £25.00

C. Chailin Red Cat ‘Exotic Red’ – £25.00

C. Young-Mini Gold ‘Orange Boy’ – £25.00

C .Village Chief North ‘Green Genius’ – £25.00

C. Barefoot Mailman ‘Exotic Sunset’ – £25.00

C. Love Castle ‘Kurenai’ – £25.00

C. White Bridal ‘Snow White’ – £25.00

C. Shinfong Pink ‘Pink Lady’- £25.00

C. Tzeng-Wen Free – £25.00

Potinara Hsinying Dream ‘Violet Queen’ – £25.00

C. Shinfong White Charm ‘White Rose’ – £25.00

Cattleyas from Sunset Valley – Lc. Tiny Treasure ‘Star Amethyst’ HCC/AOS x Sc ‘Lana Coryell ‘Forever More’ Am/AOS £25.00

C.Chantilly Lace- 3.5″ £25.00

Bulbophyllum lobii -3.5” pot £20.00

Aerangis mystacidii –on cork £20.00

Aerangis fastuosa- on cork £20.00

Aerangis somalensis – on cork £20.00

Aerangis kirkii – 2.5” pot £20.000

Angraecum  germinianum – 3.5” pot £20.00

Angraecum distichum-on cork £20.00

Angraecum didieri – on cork £20.00

Angraecum Lady Lisa – 3.5”pot £20.00

Angraecum leonis – 3.5” £20.00

Trichopilia suavis – Highly scented 4” pot £25.00

Oncidium Sharry Baby- in flower/bud 4.5” £20.00

Phalaenopsis – Genes Summer Violet (Phal. Samara ‘Blue’ x Phal. violace var.’Indigo Blue’) –

3.5” pot £20.00 Maxillaria Goldeburg –  yellow and bronze varieties, scented 4.5” pot £25.00

Visit our plant list web page for other stock plants, including starter packs and beginners collections, pots, compost & feed

Orders by post available.

Tel Contact Details for all enquiries – please call 07961 350053


Orchids at home –

Why not start growing orchids with us?

Great advice, customer service and with over 40 years of experience of orchids, Laurence is always willing to offer help with cultural questions and problems. Pick up the phone for a chat contact us through our website page, or email with a telephone contact number and he will get back to you. We have starter collections of flowering size or younger plants or various mixtures of both . Photos of plants we have in stock can be sent via WhatsApp and all plants sent by post are expertly wrapped.

Happy growing!


Looking for other plants? Nurseries we recommend : for carnivorous plants Pete & Helleentje. 07530 176624 for garden plants tools and accessories- 01903 242003 for cacti & succulants – Stan & Vicki 07788 753215


Leasingham Show update:

Show Efforts see more than £700 Donated to Local Good Cause

A huge thank you to our enthusiastic friends and colleagues along with the all the show visitors who made our 2nd Lincoln Orchid enthusiasts a fantastic event raising £739.50, for the Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance service.

The 2nd Lincolnshire Orchid Show, held at Leasingham Village Hall on Saturday October 5 attracted 210 visitors who were treated to stunning flower displays, along with a magnificent selection of plants from multiple RHS Gold Medal Winners Craig House Cacti.

Not to forget the delicious homemade cakes, fine food fare and other treats which were also available to keep all the helpers and visitors sustained throughout the day!

East Midlands Orchid Society were awarded the Best Species and Best Hybrid in show with fabulous displays also from the Hinckley & District Orchid Society and the North East Orchid Society. The Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance were also represented.

“We couldn’t have run this show without the wonderful support from our friends and colleagues in the orchid and plant world and from the local community,” said Laurence Hobbs, who along with business partner Sandra Holland co-owns the Sussex-based orchid business.

“With so many to thank for their efforts, from manning the displays, the kitchen and doors, we would like to mention especially, Tony and Liz, Geoff, Margaret, Don and Mary, Keith and Yvonne for mustering all the hard-working volunteers as well as pitching in themselves. Also to Stan and Vicky from Craig House; Stuart and Fiona from the North East Society; and to Paul for his help with the hall and announcements. A wonderful day enjoyed by all.”

The Donation for the Air Ambulance Charity was raised through entrance tickets, tombola and from food and drinks. Along with the £448 raised at the inaugural event last year, donations to the charity so far have exceeded £1180.

The next show is scheduled for Saturday Oct 3rd 2020 at the Leasingham Village Hall, Chapel Lane, NG34  8LB. We will be looking forward to welcoming all this year at hopefully, a virus free time. Please keep checking back on our website in case of changes.

Want to participate? Got inspiring ideas for additional displays, table top-stalls, informative sessions? or for anyone wishing to join in, please contact Laurence direct on 07961 350053

For any further information contact Laurence on 07961 350053


Orchids  – make the perfect gifts !

Lots of colourful flowering plants available for sale both directly and via postal services. We also attend various shows and hold our own open days.

Currently these events are affected by Coronavirus restrictions but we will update this website as the situation changes. We are open to visitors (see restrictions above) and offer orchids by post.

Now celebrating over 30 years as a nursery, Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd has been established in Sussex since 1987.

We are near to Junction 10 (next turnoff past Gatwick) on M23 and head towards East Grinstead,  then Crawley Down – postcode RH10 4LN, Bailiffs Cottage Nursery.  Or call us for directions; 07961 350053

Please call/email direct for purchases and delivery arrangements. We accept most cards or cheques with payment by phone or post. Delivery arranged to suit you..

For further details on where we may be seen at various events in the UK see Shows page; For contact information on Orchid Society Groups in your area see Societies page